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Employment/Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:


High School Assistant Volunteer Opportunities - Summer 2019

Are you 15-18 years old and interested in education, biological science or simply volunteering in your community? The Zoological Society’s Conservation Education Department provides opportunities for high school students to volunteer in our Summer Camps program.

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Education Internships - Summer 2019

Help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals and conservation in our Zoo Summer Camps. Interns develop child management techniques, interactive teaching strategies and are directly mentored and extensively trained through a self-reflective, experiential training program.

For internship details and cover letter/resume due dates please click here.

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Learn more by checking out a video about our Education Internships and articles highlighting some of our amazing interns.


Membership Assistant/Guest Services

Where:  Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee County Zoo grounds, 10005 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226
Hours:
  15-25 hours per week
Pay Rate:
  $10/hour

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required, as well as a willingness to learn other software programs.
  • Enjoy dealing with people.
  • Cash handling and customer service experience is required.
  • Ability to work rotating weekends, evening special events, and holidays.

Job Description

This is a part-time position for a person with strong customer service and clerical skills in our membership office, guest services, and west entrance office (summer hours only).  This position will interface with the public and our members both over the phone and in person answering zoo-goer questions and selling a variety of items including our yearly Zoo Pass membership.  Candidates must be available to work more hours during late spring and summer.

Questions?  Contact Cindy at cynthiag@zoosociety.org or 414-258-2333 ext. 216.

To apply, please forward a resume as well as a cover letter or description of why you are interested in this position to membership@zoosociety.org.


Special Event Internship - Summer 2019

Where: Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee County Zoo Grounds, 10005 W. Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226)
Hours:
20-25 hours per week
Pay Rate: $9.50 per hour
Start date: Late May 2019
End Date: Mid-October 2019 (date flexible)
Application deadline: March 22, 2019

Restrictions:

  • Students finishing their first year of college as of May/June 2019 are not eligible to apply.
  • Rising juniors or above preferred.
  • Recent graduates are not eligible for this program.

Qualifications:

  • Desire to learn more about special event planning.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in an ever-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required, as well as a willingness to learn other software programs.
  • Candidates must have a car and be willing to work additional hours on nights and weekends for special events.

This internship program will begin in late May and end in mid-October (date flexible) to coincide with our event season.

Job Description

The special event intern assists in planning four to five major events throughout the season. The largest of these is Zoo Ball (June 22). For this event, the intern will assist in a variety of tasks including auction preparation and organization, registration and helping with set-up and take-down. The intern will help organize an auction for our annual golf outing (July 29), assist in preparation and event-day logistics for our overnight camping event (Aug. 7 - Aug. 10), work to increase attendance by recruiting corporate teams and individuals for our bike ride (Sept. 8) and ideally, stay and assist in the preparation and event-day logistics for Zoo Brew (Oct. 3). The intern is expected to work at all of the events.

Questions?  Contact Laura K. at specialevents@zoosociety.org or 414-258-2333 ext. 215.

To apply, please forward a resume, as well as a cover letter or description of why you are interested in this position to specialevents@zoosociety.org and include “Special Events Intern” in the subject line.


Public Relations Intern

Are you a good storyteller who cares about animals and conservation? The Zoological Society of Milwaukee – a private nonprofit supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo – is looking for a student who is creative, motivated and detail-oriented for a paid summer internship in its public relations/publications department. Duties include creating social media posts, taking Web-quality photos and videos, assisting professional photographers, drafting press releases and writing the Society’s monthly e-newsletter. Hours would be somewhat flexible with an average of 20 hours per week. Some nights and weekends required.

Intern must be a rising college junior or senior or a recent graduate. This would be a good position for a student majoring in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar subject. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Stacy Vogel Davis at stacyv@zoosociety.org. Tell us why you want to work in a zoo setting and what makes you a strong candidate. You are encouraged to submit work or class samples such as articles, press releases or social media posts. Application deadline is March 11.

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is a private nonprofit with a mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. Learn more about us at Facebook.com/ZooPass, Twitter.com/ZooSocietyMke and Instagram.com/ZooSocietyMke.


Part Time Weekend Instructor Positions

Zoo ClassesJoin our team of educators and volunteers in the Zoological Society Conservation Education Department at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Our engaging education programs are designed to support the development of environmental and scientific knowledge through developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning.

There are no positions at this time. Please continue to check our website for future available positions.

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